Playing Tosenkyo - Great design by Chikanobu with an unusual composition of two reclining women stretched across all three panels of the triptych, playing a game called tosenkyo or "fan toss," The purpose of the game is to a toss at fan at a small leaf-shaped target balancing atop a pedestal, attempting to knock it off. The woman at left smiles with confidence as she prepares to throw, while her companion watches anxiously as her opponent tries to score. A fantastic and rare subject that we have only seen once before, beautifully detailed with burnishing on the black kimono and embossing on the white kimono collars and trim.
Artist - Chikanobu (1838 - 1912)
Image Size - 13 3/4" x 28"
Condition - This print with excellent color as shown. Three separate panels, backed with paper. Hole, repaired. Indented spot on background at center. Please see photos for details.